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showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
it working several big stories. a police officer accused of shooting a man who refused his sexual advances, and then trying to cover it up. the new details emerging in the case. >>> rush hour once again turning into happy hour on the rails. fox 5 investigates new complaints about the so-called party train. >>> we're going to begin tonight with major new plans to curb crime in a hopping dc night life area. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter? i'm shawn yancy. operations adams morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. >> police are cracking down even harder. some business owners worry it could drive customers away. matt ackland is live tonight, matt. >> reporter: big plans under way, and the one probably getting the most attention is starting friday night at 10:00 p.m. police plan to remove all of the cars here. they are restricting parking, and the people that continue to park here will actually be towed away, given a $50 ticket. also, police are getting some help from dpw and the fire marshal. the fire marshal will come in and inspect some of the
for a course of correction, but he's shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the long term reforms we need. >> reporter: lawmakers must find a solution reid says. >> we'll stay in civic day including saturdays and sundays until congress -- session every day including saturdays and sundays until congress comes up with an agreement. >> there's more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham faves a constitutional amendment, although -- favors a constitutional amendment, although there's not enough support in the senate. >> 72% of the people want a balanced budgets as part of the amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the president is opposed to that but is calling for a shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal, but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the co-chair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impres
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
a big boost of support from a large group of gop freshmen many who initially opposed the measure because it didn't slash spending enough. >> we wanted to go bigger. this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> reporter: the senate majority leader with his own debt plan proposal says democrats won't support boehner's bill in its current form and changes will have to be made. >> bill in one fell swoop just pulls -- this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the progress on progress for american families. >> reporter: boehner says it's the state's duty to pass the bill but democrats maintain the proposal is bad for the country because it's a short term solution that will hurt the middle class. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive very calmly off a cliff because they're too radical and inexperienced compromise. >> reporter: more than as do ceos sent letters to -- more than a dozen ceos sent letters to the white house urging them to make a deal quickly. in other words, there will be grave conseq
to 115 degrees, so we want you to be getting ready for that as that very big heat gets in here really thursday to sunday. one last thing i have to mention, we did cook up a few big storms today and if you're still seeing lightning i want you to see that's coming from the northern neck as we look at radar. the lightning has been unbelievable down there and a persistent storm. it's slowly sinking to the south. the lightning is 60 miles away or so and they go 40,000 feet into the air. when the core of this big heat gets here, and again it's hot already. we'll let you know how high the temperatures will go with the full forecast. >> i can't imagine it getting worse. that's the scary thing about this. >> i know, and the number of days in a row and the fact the nights are close to 80 degrees is not good. >> you have the right today. i wish i didn't have the jacket on. >> tomorrow will be a new day. >>> speaking of the heat, the heat wave heading our way has already proved deadly in other parts of the country tonight. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 death
works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
there are tens of thousands of doctors ranging from big names to small rural physicians. >> if you see your doctor's name in the database, it doesn't mean your doctor has done anything wrong but it does mean you have the right to ask your doctor a question. what did they do for that money? >> are they more like to prescribe a drug that has more side effects or more expensive. >> reporter: every patient needs to ask these kinds of questions, because only you pay the ultimate price. >> the physician isn't the one taking the risk with that drug and the physician isn't the one paying for it. you the consumer or you the patient are the one who is paying for that drug and who is taking the risk for that drug. >> we've put a link to that database on our website so you can plug in your doctor's name at but the group that put the site together says the information isn't complete because only a handful of drug companies have made this kind of information public. so dr. burman says the next time you visit your doctor, look for promotional items with drug company names on them. look for fr
to getting football back. that's what we want. we want to get started with football. >> it's not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes into a week. the big deal is we get it right, that we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i can't in any way, shape or form see us missing football. >> and this from former redskin current pittsburgh steeler ryan clark on twitter tonight. the owners want you to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their olive branch to finalize it. media, mind games. >>> nfl canceled its hall of fame game between st. louis and chicago scheduled for august 7th in canton, ohio. the hall of fame induction ceremonies will still take place august 6th and former skins linebacker chris hamburger will be enshrined. >>> rennae stubbs and the kastles with the chance to go 4- 0 in regular season hosting the philadelphia freedom. first up mixed doubles, the kastles, pays and stubbs in the far side and they get the first point. in men's doubles pays finishes it strong and take th
of the hill -- cusack managing editor of the hill and tom fitzgerald, thank you. >>> another big story we're following, the heat is on again, the d.c. region hitting record high temperatures today. all three airports reached temps over 100 degrees. fox 5's gary mcgrady is in the weather center. it just keeps getting hotter and hotter. is there any relief in sight at all? >> there is. keep in mind this 104 degrees that we had today which was a record hadn't had this kind of heat since august of 1997, it's just a one day wonder, okay? at least this extreme stuff is not going to stick around. we'll cool back down a little bit heading into the weekend. we're talking about this. did you realize that last year we tied for the hottest july ever. well this, year no. we're surpassing that. we're going to the hottest july ever. that's pretty much a done deal. still a couple more days left, but barring any unusual cooling event i don't think that's going to happen. we had record highs today at all three major airports, dulles, reagan and bwi. dulles was 103, bwi 101 and national i just mentioned tem
. the love changed in a big way at a baseball game. as beth parker showed us, they hit a home run. >> reporter: a sweet ride for the staff sergeant. the last time he went to mets park, he rode the metro. >> again, she's here. >> reporter: the first lady was on hand to honor our armed forces. >> i didn't know she was going to be here. >> reporter: he bought scratchoff tickets. as he and his buddy left the stadium? was scratching it. it was around in this spot where i said, you know, one, win a million. as soon as i won, i questioned the ground and said i won, you need to see this. and you dropped to the group in. >> was at home, let him take his buddy to the game and -- >> and i need to call my wife. i called her and sat down. i couldn't walk at the time. hey, i won $1 million. >> i want a million dollars. not like hello, hi, how's your night. >> reporter: show didn't think he would joke about that and that made it real making for a restless night. was up every hour and half hour to make sure it was really. he bought a gift for the pal who was at the time. -- game. we whelm rate wi
it or not as big of distraction as he was albert haynesworth might be on the redskins roster this year. >> as a betting man, i will not take that wager. the odds are against me. it took 4 1/2 month. who get the better deal? >> the owners received 53% of the revenue of the $9 billion bonus, players 47%. last year it was closer to 50/50. so the owners are getting more of the revenue share this year. players got new work rules, a shortened offseason workout program expected to result in fewer injuries and they also got better health benefits including more than 1 billion for post career injuries. >> important as well. dave feldman tonight. >>> 150 years ago it was a battleground in the civil war. now it's the subject of a different kind of fight. ahead on the news edge why are preservationists angry about a highway plan that's barely rolling? >>> and check some of the other stories in the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> the news edge on maryland, a baby from baltimore back with his mother after disappea
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